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October 20, 2005


This blog has spent at least three years just looking for the remote control.

(Thanks to Mollenkamp)


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Instead, it revealed we spend four months of our lifetimes playing computer games.

That doesn't make sense. Shouldn't it be "four months per year" instead of "four months per life?"

I knew I should have asked for my 16 hours of orgasms on the installment plan instead of up front!

But, on the other hand I'll never forget April 22, 1983....

Why in the world do they count "playing with children" in the same category as ironing? I do not iron anything, but I certainly spend many hours playing with my kids!

Do we really trust the results of a study performed by someone who made the following statement: computers weren't around a decade or so ago

who needs sex when we have the web...........

insom - ROTFL!! I just spewed Diet Mountain Dew all over my keyboard.

Makes sense. I know I've spent three years of my life hiding the remote control.

Likewise, researchers have a lot of time on their hands.

Wonder how much time I've spent on Dave's blog? If it ends up in the long run being the same amount as spent on orgasms, I don't want you getting any funny ideas, Dave.

Dave(notBarry), Dave's always getting funny ideas. It's his job, even when he's on hiatus.

Guin, it's because a man made the survey. You know, cooking, cleaning, ironing, playing with the kids, it's all woman's work.

Education doesn't seem to take up much time either. Only one year and ten months is spent in the classroom.

It's quite clear I didn't take part in this survey. I just finished degree #3, and I make no guarantees I will be stopping there.

On the other hand, I've spent far less time than most at work...

*zips in*

This is stupid, IMO!

It clearly does NOT take individuality into account. I personally stopped ironing in the 70's, and have never looked back.

*zips out totally disgusted with scientists*

How can it be that the average person spends only a year and ten months of their life getting an education? I've been in school for nine months out of the year for about thirteen years now- surely that's more than two years total.

*tries to woo Elaenor back to the Mad Scientist side*

Come on we aren't all that bad. Maybe this is accurate for Germans, but I don't think it holds up for Americans. And I have spent the last 6.5 years of my life just on one degree so I find their estimate on education insane.

Da Mad Scientist's site mentions "cat boogers", which WBAGNFARB!

Sarah -
You're right. Are they going by credit hours or actual hours?

full schedule in school ~= 40 hours per week
40 hours/week * 9 months ~= 360 hours a year
360 / 24 = 15 days
appx. #of days in a year spent on education.

Now, their model:
1 yr, 10 mo = 665 days

If you divide 665 by 15, that's 44.333 years spent getting an education?

Another case of people with too much time on their hands... this time, environmentalists.


Memo to Mad Scientist:

You're OK, they're not. :)

... um ... how much time is that in metric?

I did a little quick math, and at 6 hrs a day, 180 days a year for 12 years, a person spends just under a year & a half to go from 1st grade thru high school.

BLT --

Well, OK ... but, did you count recess and gym class?

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